Mandela's Lessons
Our current presidential candidates should take some lessons from Nelson Mandela [July 21]. Like most Americans, I am disappointed by the lack of leadership in this country and the lack of long-term solutions to the present state of the nation. I imagine it was the belief in his ideals and principles that kept Mandela alive under unspeakable hardship. Our current and prospective leaders should never forget that idealism and consistency — not the week's polls — are what truly distinguish great leaders.
Michael Osorio,

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